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Retired state police dispatcher killed in Canaan shooting

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One dead, two injured in North Canaan shooting (WFSB) One dead, two injured in North Canaan shooting (WFSB)

One person is dead and two others are injured after a shooting in North Canaan on Saturday evening.

According to police, Mountain View Lane was shut down for the investigation. 

At about 5:38 p.m., State police responded to a home on Mountain View Lane for the report of a shooting. 

When troopers arrived, they found three people who were suffering from apparent gun shot wounds. 

One person was pronounced dead on the scene. That person has now been identified as 55-year-old Brian Johnson, a former Connecticut State Police dispatcher. 

"Brian Johnson served his life dedicated to the people of Connecticut as a police dispatcher. His last assignment was actually in Troop B in North Canaan," Trooper Tyler Weerden said. 

Sources also said that one victim was found on the front porch and two others were found inside the house on Mountain View Lane. The shooter shot himself in the face and was taken to Hartford Hospital by LifeStar Medical Helicopter where he is in critical condition. 

State police have identified the suspected shooter as 51-year-old Bruce Johnson, Brian's brother. 

The other victim, identified as 54-year-old Anthony Carubba, was brought to Sharon Hospital  and later transported to St. Francis Medical Center in Hartford with life-threatening injuries. He is in critical, but stable condition. 

According to police, there was a shots fire incident that occurred in Massachusetts that may be connected to this shooting. At about 5 p.m. on Saturday, officers from the Sheffield, Massachusetts Police Department responded to an active disturbance on Davis Lane in the town of Ashley Falls. It was reported that several individuals were arguing. 

Police stated that the individuals that were arguing had already left the scene. 

Initial information suggests that these two incidents are related. 

Brian dedicated his life to serving the citizens of Connecticut as a State Police Dispatcher. He worked at Troop B - North Canaan before retiring to care for his elderly parents. 

"They described him as someone who was very professional, who was very good at his job. He was that calm voice on the radio even under the most stressful situations," Weerden said. 

State police did say that this is an isolate incident and there is no danger to the public. 

Police are still investigating this shooting. 

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